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This Elibron Classics book is a reprint of a 1893 edition by George Routledge and Sons, London. In this collection of essays, Holmes presents his ideas on various topics via the Autocrat, the leader of discussions on philosophy, science, and social issue
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Originally published in 1858, The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table is a series of personal essays ostensibly recounting the boarding-house breakfast-table conversation of ³the Autocrat² and his table-mates ‹ the Professor, the Landlady, the Schoolmistress, the Divinity Student, and so on. The book is both a timeless depiction of a witty, urbane, and genial critical intelligence, and a vivid record of 19th-century America in general, and Boston intellectual circles in particular.About the Author:
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935) served as chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court and as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was nick-named the "Great Dissenter" because of his many dissenting opinions. Holmes is also the author of Kent's Commentaries on the Law (1873) and "The Path of the Law" (1897).
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Book Description Chicago: W b Conkey Co, Chicago. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 341 pages; yellowed; tight; no markings in book; page edges are browned. Minimal shelf wear; Ornate hard cover with dark blue backgournd and lettering; Yellow and red leaf/flower design. Some smudging on back cover. Seller Inventory # S7-B38-1500
Book Description Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Removable protective film over the jacket. Some very light fading to both sides. The book is fine to read throughout, a decent copy. Book. Seller Inventory # 004186-2
Book Description Dent/Dutton, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Very Good. Book on solid, tight condition, unmarked aside from prev owner name/notation on front free endpaper. Dust jacket lightly rubbed but unfaded. Book. Seller Inventory # 016909
Book Description J. M Dent & Sons Ltd., London, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint Edition. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 66 Volume 1 of 3. Introduction by Van Wyck Brooks. "The author, a Boston physician and Professor of Anatomy, who also wrote some novels and other volumes of essays, is chiefly remembered by these volumes of attractive table-talk interspersed with verse." RG1 "Most current for that they come home to men's business & bosoms." Lord Bacon. Fine red cloth. Gilt titles and decoration. Very good pink pictorial price-clipped DJ. Some wear, sticker mark rear panel. (1970), (April 1906), 12mo, ix, , 306pp. Aldine Press. 4/0/6/N Seymour NEW MYLAR COVER. Seller Inventory # 012747
Book Description J M Dent & Sons Ltd, 1969. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0460000667